Prada has got to be one of the best-known, most coveted brands on the planet, and surprisingly it's is also one of the oldest, initially founded by the Prada brothers in 1913 in Milan as a shop selling leather goods.
After passing to a daughter-in-law and on again to her daughter, the brand really started its ascension proper in the 1980s with expansion through Europe, a line of shoes and a concentration on dark colours that appealed to the wealthy/trendy. Miu Miu, a younger spinoff brand, was created in the early nineties and the brand continues to expand, widely considered and a status symbol, being mentioned in the title of the film/book “The Devil Wears Prada”.
As one of the coolest names on the planet they obviously had to have a boutique on the coolest, most chic street in the planet. When you're down avenue Montaigne make sure you don't miss it.
The Grand Palais will be hosting the modern and contemporary art fair better known as “Artparis” this April...
On this occasion, it will showcase the work of a hundred of the most vibrant French and foreign galleries that appear to be particularly representative of the international modern and contemporary art market.
Retaining its modern-contemporary slant, this significant Parisian art event offers a comprehensive overview of modern art from the 1900s onwards while also featuring a wide range of works by major contemporary artists, French or resident in France, and up-and-coming young artists representing the current French art scene.
“Artparis” brings together about a hundred French and foreign galleries from 14 countries under the glass roof of the Grand Palais over a five-day period.
For this edition, artparis will present a thematic exhibition, specifically dedicated to China Contemporary arts.
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